cottage decorating ideas, coastal decorating ideas, country decorating ideas

Inspiration Board: Country Cottage Dining

Inspiration Board: Country Cottage Dining #trestletables #countrydiningrooms #cottagediningrooms #cottagefurniture #inspirationboards http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Country Cottage Dining #trestletables #countrydiningrooms #cottagediningrooms #cottagefurniture #inspirationboards http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Country Farm 2 over 2 Buffet & Hutch customizations: 42″W x 20″D x 80″H, open base, flush drawers, raised panel doors in base, toggle locks, glass doors in hutch, toggle locks, beadboard back, all stained, chestnut, light distressing $2,050  |  2. In The Fields Canvas Giclee 60″ x 18″ $290  |  3. Avignon Chandelier 27″Rd x 33″H $1,240  |  4. Wheatback Side Chair 19″W x 17″D x 42″H, rush seat, two color rub, butter over tomato, medium rub, light distressing $550  |  5. Wheatback Arm Chair 24″W x 17″D x 42″H, rush seat, two color rub, tomato over butter, medium rub, light distressing $575  |  6. Dijon Devonshire Hand Tufted Rug 8′ x 11′ $2,415  |  7. Barn Wood Trestle Table customizations: 84″L x 36/39″W x 30″H, sheffield trestle, 1″rectangular top, 1″breadboard, rounded edges, stained top/two color painted base, honey, tomato over butter base, medium rug, standard medium distressing $3,645

The beauty of custom made furniture is that you can introduce color any way you want!  Here is a great example of taking traditional forms, like these fanback chairs and trestle table, and painting them in a fun and exciting color that reflects your home.  We opted to rub the paint pieces for a more antiqued look that blends nicely with the wood buffet and hutch.  The paisley print rug was the true inspiration for this colorful country cottage dining room, and provides a lot of visual impact in the space.

We love using red when designing dining rooms and eat in kitchens! What other places in your home do you love using red?

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Color Board: Reef Seaglass

Color Board: Reef Seaglass #coastalstyle #teal #chevron #aqua #beachhousedecor #cottagestyle http://thedinstinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Reef Seaglass #coastalstyle #teal #chevron #aqua #beachhousedecor #cottagestyle http://thedinstinctivecottage.com
1. Reef Seaglass Fabric (C) $55/yd  |  2. Finnegan Teal Fabric (B) $45/yd  |  3. Tribal Aquamarine (D) $65/yd  |  4. Capri Blue Chevron Woven Rug 4′ x 6′ $295  |  5. Lake House Royal Blue Paint Color  |  6. Lake House Clay Paint Color

The reef seaglass fabric in teal and chartreuse was the jumping off point for this coastal cottage color board.  A bold chevron rug and chevron fabric interplay with solid teal, royal blue, and grey to create a modern beach house look.

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Rooms To Love: Rustic Lake House

Rooms To Love: Rustic Lake House #lakehouselivingroom #rusticstyle #leatherfurniture #lakehousedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms To Love: Rustic Lake House #lakehouselivingroom #rusticstyle #leatherfurniture #lakehousedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Country Living

This rustic lake house living room is completely worth swooning over!  A beautiful blend of suede, leather, stone, and reclaimed timbers makes this space feel warm, inviting, and just a little worn in.  The sofas and chairs are in perfect proportion to the large scaled room, and provide plenty of plush seating for family and friends.

The stone hearth definitely stands out as one of the main focal points, and we adore the simple wood mantel that adds another touch of rustic character to the room.  The built in pieces that flank the fireplace are each a little different in design, but still create a seamless look as they are the same height and color.  And it’s always nice to have both open and closed storage options in the family room.

Are you ready to move in?

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Blue Painted Stairs 6 Ways

Blue Painted Stairs 6 Ways #paintedstairs #blue #designtip #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Painted stairs are such a fun way to add color and personality to your home in an unexpected way – whether you are looking to jazz up your entryway or distinguish a back staircase.  We’ve collected six different ways to add a decorative touch to your stairs in one of our favorite colors:  blue!

Blue Painted Stairs 6 Ways #paintedstairs #blue #designtip #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Navy Blue Stair Runner

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Stair Risers in Shades of Blue

Blue Painted Stairs 6 Ways #paintedstairs #blue #designtip #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Blue Ombre Stair Risers

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Blue Stripes Stair Runner

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Navy Blue Steps & Railing

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Cool Blue Staircase

Images (from top):  Apartment Therapy, This Old House, Brit & Co, Lushome, Making A House A Home, Paper Blog

 What’s your favorite painted staircase?

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Get The Look: Sophisticated Cottage Bedroom

Get The Look: Sophisticated Cottage Bedroom #cottagedecor #navy #cottagebedroom #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Sophisticated Cottage Bedroom #cottagedecor #navy #cottagebedroom #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: Little Green Notebook

1. Spring Mix Canvas Giclee 24″ x 24″ $180  |  2. Seacoast Upholstered Headboard queen $1,420  |  3. Cream Oval Glass Table Lamp 27″H $230  |  4. Southampton Nightstand customizations: 30.5″W x 20″D x 30″H, one tone stained, burnt caramel, standard brass hardware $1,070  |  5. Martha’s Vineyard Hand Loomed Rug 4′ x 6′ $680

Sleep must be easy in this rich and luxurious sophisticated cottage bedroom!  The eclectic furnishings are a casual take on victorian style decorating with the curved upholstered headboard, floral artwork, and polished bedside chest.  We love the curves and shapes of these furniture pieces, which are wonderfully highlighted by the intensity of this color scheme.  The saturated navy wall color creates a dramatic back drop, while also giving the illusion of a smaller and more intimate space. 

Is there anything you would decorate differently in this room?

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Inspiration Board: Aqua & Orange Coastal Living Room

Inspiration Board: Orange & Aqua Coastal Living #coastallivingroom #aqua #orange #inspirationboards #coloredleather #cottagefurniture #beachhousedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Aqua & Orange Coastal Living Room #coastallivingroom #aqua #orange #inspirationboards #coloredleather #cottagefurniture #beachhousedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Collection on the Beach I & III Canvas Giclee 24′ x 24′ $155/ea.  | 2. Montauk Sofa customizations: 83″W x 37″D x 38″H, two seat, upholstered, mahogany exposed pyramid leg, rectangular box back cushions, pebble laguna sofa fabric, seapen tropic throw pillows $1,585  |  3. Driftwood Orb Table Lamp 27″H $520  |  4. Cottage Wicker Reading Table 29″W x 21″D x 28″H, pecan $625  |  5. Orange Chevron Kilim Soumak Wool Rug 8′ x 10′ $1,470  |  6. Twin Lakes Coffee Table customizations: 42″W x 42″D x 18″H, two color rub, linen over tangerine, light rub & distressing $975  |  7. Eastport Side Table 26″R x 23″H, cashew top, blackened iron base $725  |  8. Santa Cruz Leather Chair customizations: 32″W x 40″D x 41″H, rodeo sunset, small pewter nailhead trim, mahogany leg $3,285

Different textures and patterns intermingle beautifully in this aqua & orange coastal living room!  The orange chevron rug nicely anchors the room while providing a subtle, yet unexpected, pattern that is both sophisticated and fun.  The soft coral leather chairs add a touch of refinement to the look, while the coral patterned pillows, driftwood orb lamp, and seashell prints provide just the right amount of seaside whimsy to the room. Wood, fabric, leather, wool, and iron blend easily in this space and contribute multiple layers of texture to create a unique beach house style living room.

What’s your favorite element of this look?

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Color Board: Rise & Shine!

Color Board: Rise & Shine! #cottagestyle #decoratingwithcolor #colorboard #paintedfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Colorful Cottage Style | Color Board: Rise & Shine! #cottagestyle #decoratingwithcolor #colorboard #paintedfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Strawberry Paint Color Cottage Wicker Furniture  |  2. Rise & Shine Hooked Rug 6′ x 9′ $1,545 |  3. Ting Tang Jewel Fabric Summer House Upholstered Furniture |  4. Nixon Lemongrass Fabric Summer House Upholstered Furniture  |  5. Deep Sky Paint Color Reclaimed Barn Wood Furniture  |  6. Hazelnut Stain Color Reclaimed Barn Wood Furniture | 7. Sunshine over Tomato Reclaimed Barn Wood Furniture

We had a blast creating this week’s cottage style living room color board because of the medley of colors that the Rise and Shine rug has to offer!  That is the beauty of starting your design scheme with a rug that offers so many colors to work with; you have the option of playing up the strong strawberry red, or the pale powder blue, depending on what kind of overall feel you want to create. We decided to use all of the colors found in the rug to really create a colorful cottage style look. 

What color would you make the focal point in your home?

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Rooms To Love: Natural Beach House

Rooms To Love: Beach House Naturals #coastaldiningroom #pedestaltables #beachhousefurniture #neutrals http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms To Love: Natural Beach House #coastaldiningroom #pedestaltables #beachhousefurniture #neutrals http://thedistinctivecottage.com
photo: houzz

Natural, rustic, and chic are just a few words that describe this upscale beach home.  This open concept home is a seamless fusion of farmhouse and coastal cottage style that together creates a remarkably unique feel.  Architectural details, like the exposed wood beams and arched built-in cabinetry, accentuate the space’s lofty and grandiose feel. 

Another amazing feature of this gorgeous natural beach house is the attention to color and finishes.  The natural and neutral theme is carried throughout the space, which creates visual ease from the living room to the dining area.  But one large focal point stands out in that beautiful aqua hue on the buffet and hutch. By adding something different, something distinctive, it adds a whole new design element to the space.

Which area in this home would you spend the most time in? The dining, kitchen or living room?

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Our 17 Favorite Uses for Nautical Rope

Our 17 Favorite Uses for Nautical Rope #nauticaldecor #nauticalstyle #ropedecor #ropeaccents

Rope is a must have accent when creating a nautical decorating scheme. It provides a true maritime feel and can be used in so many ways. We have gathered our 17 favorite rope accents to help generate coastal decorating ideas for your home, and don’t forget to brush up on your nautical knots before attempting any DIY projects!

Nautical Accents

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Maritime Window Treatments

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Seafaring Stairs

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Furniture Fit For A Sailor

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Our 17 Favorite Uses for Nautical Rope #nauticaldecor #nauticalstyle #ropedecor #ropeaccents

Photos (from top): The Nashville Belle, Delight By Design, Etsy, Completely Coastal, Nicole Hollis, Oyknot, Traditional Home, Allegories, House Beautiful, Flickr, Lushome, Pursley Dixon Architecture, Purple Area, The Renouned Nest, Pinterest, Remodelista, Examiner

 What is your favorite use for nautical rope?

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Get The Look: Country Dining Room

Get The Look: Country Dining Room

Get The Look: Country Farmhouse Dining Room #countrystyle #rusticdiningroom #farmhousetables #barnwoodtables #countryfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: Country Living

1. Carolina Huntboard Buffet customizations: 52, “W x 20″D x 42″H, english beaded drawers, wood knobs, one color painted, blackberry  |  2. Black Aline Vinyl Floor Cloth 20″ x 30″ $45  |  3. Reflection Pendant 35.875″H x 13″W $640  |  4. Lancaster Buffet & Hutch customizations: 50.5″W x 20.5″D x 78″H, catalina wood knobs, two tone finish, country blue with dark walnut interior, standard distressing $2,685  |  5.  Barn Wood Tapered Leg Dining Table customizations: 72″L x 36/39″W x 30″H, one inch rectangular top, rounded corners, no breadboard, all stained, hazelnut, standard distressing $1,495  |  6. Estate Windsor Side Chair 19.5″W x 24″D x 41.5″H, blackberry, light rub/distressing

The simple furniture styles give this country farmhouse dining room a classic feel.  The traditional windsor chairs surround the reclaimed wood table for a relaxed dining experience.  They have a slightly reclined back and a wide seat that makes them a top choice for comfortable dining.  Making a grand impact on the far wall, the buffet, hutch and sideboard combination, allows for plenty of storage and serving space while maintaining the clean and simple style.

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